Distributed Energy Articles

Solar Energy: A Path to the Future

Solar energy prices have seen a sustained decrease – it once cost 20 times as much as coal to generate the same amount of energy with solar panels. However, the price dropped by more than 90 percent and is now comparable to fossil fuels. Solar distributed energy...

Utility Regulators Face a New Reality

With the energy industry in the midst of an evolution, utilities are more clearly understanding the need for transformation from a role of commodity supplier to “ratepayers” to a trusted advisor on a range of energy issues to a more and more sophisticated and...

Utilities Strive to Improve Energy Efficiency for Future

As more states commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions – and some, like California, have ambitious goals – to improve energy efficiency will be an important tool in meeting those goals. Additionally, as efficiency-as-a-service pioneers have demonstrated,...

Energy Efficiency – The Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Benefits

Energy efficiency has become a buzzword, especially among politicians who vow to increase efficiency alongside renewable resources. But what does it mean for energy utilities and their consumers? For consumers, the benefits are clear – a lower electric bill with cost...